Threat Description

Worm:​VBS/Mawanella

Details

Aliases:Email-Worm.VBS.Mawanella, VBS.Mawanella.A@mm
Category:Malware
Type:Worm
Platform:VBS

Summary



A standalone malicious program which uses computer or network resources to make complete copies of itself. May include code or other malware to damage both the system and the network.



Removal


Automatic action

Once detected, the F-Secure security product will automatically disinfect the suspect file by either deleting it or renaming it.

More

You may wish to refer to the Support Community for further assistance. You also may also refer to General Removal Instructions for a general guide on alternative disinfection actions.



Technical Details



Worm:VBS/VBSWG.Z@mm is an encrypted e-mail worm that displays a text message when executed.Information about the original VBS/Onthefly.A (also known as I-Worm.Lee.o and VBS/VBSWG) is available in the Worm:VBS/Onthefly description.

Installation

VBSWG.Z worm propagates in e-mail messages with the following characteristics:

  • Subject: Mawanella
  • Body: Mawanella is one of the Sri Lanka's Muslim Village
  • Attachment: Mawanella.vbs

When the attached file is executed, the worm mass mails itself to each recipient in every address book and shows the following messagebox:






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